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Ground testing of the HyShot supersonic combustion flight experiment in HEG

  • A. D. Gardner
  • K. Hannemann
  • A. Paull
  • J. Steelant
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The first phase of the HyShot supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) flight exper- iment program of The University of Queensland in Australia was designed to provide benchmark data on supersonic combustion for a flight Mach number of approximately M=8. The second flight of the HyShot program, performed on July 30th 2002, was successful and supersonic com- bustion was observed along the specified trajectory range. The operating range of the High Enthalpy Shock Tunnel Göttingen (HEG) of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) was recently extended. The facility has now the capability of testing a complete scramjet engine with internal combustion and external aerodynamics at M=7.8 flight conditions in altitudes of about 30 km. A post flight analysis of the HyShot flight experiment was performed using an operational scramjet wind tunnel model with a geometry which is identical to that of the flight configuration.


Combustion Chamber Equivalence Ratio Turbulent Heat Flux Flight Altitude Flight Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Gardner
    • 1
  • K. Hannemann
    • 1
  • A. Paull
    • 2
  • J. Steelant
    • 3
  1. 1.German Aerospace CenterDLRGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.The University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.European Space & Technology CentreESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands

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